How to Quickly and Easily Bypass The Endless, Time Wasting Grant Rejections...

Learn to Write Your Proposals More Persuasively and Efficiently

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How much time are YOU wasting writing failed proposals - time that could be spent on doing your research instead?

Now you can break the unsustainable cycle of spending too much time writing rejected grants... and get back to doing your research again!

Based on calculations from NIH data of the number of proposals submitted and average time it takes to write a proposal, researchers spend over 5,000,000 hours writing grants each year. That's 2,500 years worth of time. Quite a sobering figure.

Only about 1/10th of grants submitted are funded. The rest of that time is being spent on rejected proposals.

So, are YOU wasting away YOUR career and LIFE writing one after another grant proposal, most of which get only a "meh" response from your reviewers?

Are you struggling to get your proposals to the payline, each time having your hopes of funding dashed by one or more reviewers who "don't get it?"

You are not alone. This mess that we're in regarding grant funding is a travesty. It is unacceptable that some of our world's best and brightest talent... people like YOU... are mired down in this mess.

It pisses me off that we're wasting away our most brilliant scientific minds on this nonsense.

That's why I put my successful science career as a tenured and well-funded professor at UNC-Chapel Hill on hold in 2010... I decided to start helping other people like YOU learn how to navigate it this grant system and research careers far more effectively.

My goal was and is to fix the system from the inside out, by helping YOU operate more efficiently and effectively. My goal is to help you write higher quality, more persuasive grant proposals while spending less time and effort doing it.


There are only two ways to fix a problem with grants...

Since 2009, I've worked with hundreds of scientists around the globe with their grant writing and productivity.  I've had three clients in the past two years who've received perfect scores on their R01's after working with me.

Now, mind you, that's not a "typical" result - results totally depend on how hard you work at learning this, and whether or not you resist it like I did at first. In all honesty, most people do resist getting better at this, and don't make the kind of improvement that I did... (or the kind of improvement that some of my clients who got perfect scoring R01's did).

As I've helped faculty with their grants - at institutions like Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, UCLA... the methods have become more and more powerful. The approaches that I use include the best from marketing and sales knowledge, i.e. how to sell without being overly "salesy."

And as you know, if your grant is going to be the 1 in 10 that makes the cut, you must sell your reviewers on your ideas and your project. How much sales training have you had? If you're like me back when I was a faculty member, the answer is ZERO.

There are two ways to get that experience:

  1. By trial-and-error, going through rejection after rejection and attempting to piece together  what's working and what's not. Since it generally takes 4-6 months or more to get grant results, this is a very slow route, indeed. Who has time for that? I'm betting that you don't.
  2. By getting deep instruction in the core elements of a persuasive proposal, and by developing skills that translate that onto the page. This can bypass years (or decades) of trial-and-error rejections and rewrites.

It's for people who want to bypass the trial-and-error process that I created the Grant Dynamo 2.0.

I've taken all that I've learned about persuasive "selling" of your ideas and projects, and packaged it in the Grant Dynamo 2.0 Home Study Course

This course will help you transcend the "All Grants All the Time Treadmill" that your colleagues are on.

My goal for you is more grants funded while spending less time and stress on this process. I want you to get back to doing the science you love, rather than wasting time writing proposals!

A few of the things you'll learn in the Grant Dynamo 2.0 Home Study Course:

    • How to select a project your reviewers will WANT to fight for
    • The "triggers" that get your reviewers excited about your research (or, conversely, turn them off)
    • How to read deeply into a rejection, understand the CORE objections, and revise to overcome them
    • The instant turn-offs that will lead to rejection every time
    • Full grant template for NIH grants and NSF grants
    • How to "sell" your research without being salesy
    • How to write your proposals far more efficiently, without all the wasted time and effort
    • How to develop a radar for exactly what your reviewers and funders WANT to give you funding for, and what they won't touch with a 10 foot pole

    Does this sound familiar?

    When I started as an assistant professor in 2002, I was thrust into this crazy system of chasing grant funding. As is common for most researchers, I had years of science training but very little grant writing training.

    I quickly got lost with the grant funding chase. Very lost.

    Rejection after rejection lead to depression and desperation. My family was depending on me. My career was going astray.

    And all I was doing was writing grants. I hated and resented it. I would often think to myself: "This isn't what I signed up for!"

    Rejection after rejection rolled in, and I began to wonder: "Am I really cut out for this?"

    I came close to giving up on many occasions. Fortunately, before I threw in the towel, I found a mentor. I'd tried getting advice from my colleagues many times before, and that had yielded little improvement. So it was with skepticism that I approached this mentor for help.

    He proceeded to shred my efforts. He once used the term "Gird your loins" in an email before a meeting to discuss a Specific Aims page I'd sent him. He was harsh, but that's what I needed. He helped me realize that my efforts were half-assed at best. He helped me realize how much improvement was possible compared to what I'd been doing.

    So, I spent the next two years following every bit of advice he gave.

    It was that hard work on my grant writing skills that led me to a string of wild successes from 2003-2011.  Even though I was the recipient, I was repeatedly shocked when I got R01's funded on the first round of submission, without any rejections or revisions. I proceeded to do that four times in a row, over a span of the next six years. (I never had an R01 rejected, since!!!)

    The grants I worked on brought in $23.6 M in funding for myself and collaborators (as PI or Co-PI) - for projects related to cancer, HIV, annotation of the human genome, figuring out how proteins work, antibiotic resistance, and many more…

    I'd started my career wanting to avoid the whole proposal writing mess. Ironically, it was embracing  skills development that saved me from writing grants. By improving my averages of written-to-funded grants substantially, I saved years of time and effort compared to my colleagues who were still doing things the "old way."

    It was only by working on and developing skills in the very thing I was trying to avoid that I ended up avoiding it.

    I decided to help others who were struggling like I had struggled, and that’s why I created the Grant Dynamo 2.0.

    Are you "great" at writing effective grant proposals?

    Here are a few factors to consider in your self-assessment:

    • Do you get at least 30% of the proposals you write funded?
    • Do you write with ease and clarity, or with writer's block and procrastination?
    • Do you have complete clarity about what you're doing and why you're doing it as you put your proposal together?
    • Do you know how all the nuances of your language are going to impact your reviewer's enthusiasm for your proposal?
    • Do you have a solid, vetted specific aims type page together at minimum 3-4 weeks in advance?
    • Do you prioritize your proposal writing and tune out all the unrelated fluff so that you can get it done?

    If you're not a solid "YES" in all of these categories then you are wasting time and energy... plain and simple.

    If that's the case, the only question you need to ask yourself is this: "Can I afford to be wasting time and energy in this current, tough funding environment?"

    If the answer is no - you cannot afford to be wasting time and energy - then getting deep, transformational training is essential to stop the wastage.

    Create Effective and Persuasive Grant Proposals

    With a small investment of time and money, you can become a FAR more efficient grant-getter, and save loads of time and money in the long run...

    The 2013 version of the Grant Dynamo 2.0 was a huge success - landing people like you many millions in grant funding. And not only more funding - it is all about making lives and careers easier and more fun again.

    I've taken the core of that course and turned it into a home study version. This version allows you to go through the lessons at your own pace and time. And, by having this as a self-paced course, you get to save substantially compared to the original.

    After you enroll, all of the lessons and content will be available to you 24/7 in the Online Members Area.

    The lessons are downloadable so you can watch or listen on the go with your mobile device (audio or video).

    Everything is SELF PACED - Your content will be available for at least one year from your sign-up date, so you can go at your own pace.

    Why I can help you with your grant proposals

    In my eleven years as a faculty member, I brought in over $21M in grant funding as PI or Co-PI of numerous R01 grants, an RC2, a U24, and more... (and, even before that, I brought in a few million more as a graduate student and post doc).

    In 2010 I began helping other researchers with their grant proposals. I helped one of my very first clients "come from left field" and get a perfect scoring R01, to the great surprise of her colleagues. (She's now a bit of a celebrity in her field as a result).

    I went on to teach wider audiences how to write more effective proposals, which has resulted in at least three perfect-scoring R01 grants (that I know of), along with 10's of millions in funding obtained.

    Morgan Giddings, PhD

    I've created courses including the Grant Dynamo and The Grant Foundry to help researchers like you learn to stop wasting time and start writing highly effective proposals.

    Just A Few Grant Dynamo Features…

    • Module 0: How To Prepare Yourself to Write A Powerful and Persuasive Proposal
    • Module 1: Your Magic Power, Your Mindset, and "The Stack"
    • Module 2: Your "Product" and How To Make Sure It's Something that people will be excited about
    • Module 3: Your Reviewer and How Your Writing Impacts Their Brain - for Bad or Good
    • Module 4: Your Powerful (or Weak) Message - And How Each Part of The Proposal Fits
    • Module 5: Diving Deeper Into Your Message, Offensive v Defensive Approaches, and The "other" parts of your proposal
    • Module 6: Getting Your Writing Done Effectively, Revising Proposals, The Administrative Sections
    • Bonus: The Objection Obliterator: How to "read your reviewer's mind" and stay one step ahead of their concerns and objections

    GrantDynamo 2.0 Makes it Easy For YOU to Write Killer Grants

    Just a few of the conveniences for you...

    Why I'm Doing This

    It is a travesty that some of our world's best and brightest talent is mired down in this mess of wasted time writing grants. That's why I put my successful science career on hold in 2010... I decided to start helping other people learn how to navigate it this grant system much more efficiently. With approximately 5,000,000 hours spent writing NIH grants last year, and far more if you include NSF, DOD, DOE, Foundation grants, and so on… it is a massive waste of highly skilled and trained talent on an almost futile process. That's time that's not being spent on:

    • New cures for cancer
    • New technologies to take humans to see our magnificent galaxy
    • Solar technologies to wean us from dependency on fossil fuels
    • Ecological sciences that help us recover ailing ecosystems
    • Battery technologies that power the next generation of transportation
    • Statistical methods that enable us to get more answers from expensive studies
    • and so on...

    It’s not only the missed cures and technologies, it’s also the personal toll. Researchers' creativity is being beaten down by trying to find the "right" project. Faculty are overworked and stressed, leading to sagging health and relationships. Young people are reconsidering science as a career because the examples they see are uninspiring. The future of science is in jeopardy. If we do not take massive action to fix this broken system of scientific funding, we may not have science careers as we know them in 20 years. The fastest way to make that change to the system is to improve the behavior and results of the people within that system. By helping you to waste less time on grants, there’s more science that will get done, and far less clogging up of the review process with “crappy” proposals. That will be a big step to fixing the system.

    The Critical Path to Funding...

    At the core of the Grant Dynamo 2.0 is the Critical Path to Funding. The Critical Path has four elements that must be in alignment for your proposal to succeed. If you don’t have all of these elements lined up with one another just right, your proposal is doomed to fail… and that’s more wasted time and effort that could be spent on doing your science.

    To help you quickly and easily implement the Critical Path in your proposals, The Grant Dynamo 2.0 walks you through each one, step by step:

    • Your Community - the people who decide the fate of your proposal
    • Your Magic Power - the "magic" that you must bring to make your project happen (and believable)
    • Your Message - The way you present the case for your science in your proposal
    • Your Project - The project you're proposing

    There are many ways that these can fail to be in alignment, and only one way that they can be aligned. It's a bit like a minefield with only one safe path through. If you're doing trial-and-error, you're likely to get "blown up" (rejected). This is why rejections are so common.

    The Grant Dynamo 2.0 shows you the safe path through, by lining each of these components up.

    Once you get the Critical Path implemented and in alignment, you are well on your way to getting your next proposal funded.

    The Grant Dynamo 2.0 Home Study Version: Saving you money and time

    The Grant Dynamo 2.0 Course was originally $1,947. It would be difficult to go wrong because of the massive time saved and increases in grant funding that come from it. Think about the college courses you took - probably for far more tuition than this. Did they provide the same kind of return that this will? This course has one of the best return-on-investments you can make, by  enhancing your ability to raise grant funding for your research. At the original tuition it is a bargain. However, to make it affordable to those who really need the help but don't have the budget, I developed the Home Study version.

    The Home Study version brings your tuition today to only $970.

    For those who need it, there's also a payment plan. You can divide this into 3 payments with a small finance charge (it adds $75 to the total). There is also a plan for those who want to pay via Purchase Order. You can simply put a refundable $100 deposit now, and my team will work with your university to complete the billing.

    Get Started Today!

    “Once again Morgan, I really appreciate this course. I find myself organize my current in a very different way than I have in the past. Many, many iterations of the specific aims and finally putting together the body now that I have a good message (to include problem, my authority and where the field is going).”


    “" is totally true that my last R01 was the easiest grant I have ever written and it was fun. Clarity changed the grant from work to flow. It took me 3 months to lock in the specific aims but then The grant just kind of flowed out of me so easily. I actually enjoyed it!"”

    Lisann Gittner, Texas Tech University

    “I have found your grant dynamo course extremely helpful and have had reasonable success with research funding.”

    Mary Herbert

    “Hi Morgan, I am not sure if you got my previous email, where I let you know that I got 4% on my last RO1. Today I learned that I got also 4% on my R21!
    So thank you again. You may use my example that even from a “bad” stubborn student you can make quite successful grant writer.
    Thank you again,”

    Katerina Gurova

    “Morgan Giddings online grant writing courses have totally changed my views on grant writing; I now enjoy the process, and I am able to help my lab members improve their grants.”

    Ane Laugen

    “Since using what I learned, I have scored a program project planning grant, and our company's SBIRs have done well with one Phase II at $1.2 million and another Phase I at $240K.”

    Bob Hurst, OUHSC

    You Can't Go Wrong With This Kind of Return on Your Investment...

    One of the most powerful ways that you can decide on any investment is whether you are likely to get an equal or (hopefully) greater return on that.

    So, imagine if you spend < $1k on this course, and it only helps you bring in one additional small grant - such as an R21 for a total of $250k - over the next five years.

    What is your Return on Investment? It's going to be more than 250X!

    There is nowhere in the investment world that you can get returns like that.

    And since the Grant Dynamo 2.0 has helped scores of people get R01, project grants, DOD grants, and loads of other much larger proposals funded (some with perfect scores), it can most definitely help you get at least a small grant funded.

    So, the only question is whether you will invest and commit your time and energy into going through the course and applying what you learn. (If you're not willing to do that, then you have to seriously ask yourself whether you're really in this career for the long haul, or whether you've already given up...)

    Why it PAYS to get much more effective at writing grants:

    • Save 100's of hours of time...
    • Get your grant funding sooner...
    • Get more recognition from your peers..
    • Assure that next promotion...
    • Assure your long term job security...

    The Grant Dynamo 2.0 Member's Site Is Available 24/7

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    You get 30-days to check out the course. If you don't think it's helpful, if you don't like my style, if your dog eats all your homework, or ANY REASON you have, just let us know and you can get a full refund within 30 days.

    Our refund policy is " Refund First, No Questions Asked". If you want to provide feedback to us, we can use it to improve the course. But it's totally up to you. No reason is needed, and you can keep the material you've download to date.

    If This Sounds Right for You, Click the Button Below to be taken to our Secure Registration Form.

    "Morgan, yes, I want to spend less time and stress on grants, and have more secure funding."

    • I want to become a clearer and more efficient grant writer, so that I have time to focus on my research again and find a balance in life.
    • I am registering for the Grant Dynamo to rise to my very best self as I'm going through this course, so that I can contribute to the solution, rather than being just another part of the problem.
    • I'll do the work (at my own pace) so that I can stop wasting my time and reviewer's time with trial-and-error grant proposals."


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    Frequently Asked Questions...

    Q: What differentiates the Grant Dynamo 2.0 and Morgan Giddings from the other zillions of emails that we get about grant writing training?

    A: Two things:

    1. I have yet to see any other training that applies disruptive, out-of-the-box thinking to how to win at grants. Instead, all I see is more of the same linear thinking about grants. It just doesn't work. In fact, how many of those people providing those trainings have become highly successful grant recipients, tenured at a top-five university, then gotten so fed up with in-the-box thinking that they walked away from it to teach others how to do it? None.

    2. I give you tons and tons of samples of my work online - webinars, case studies, testimonials, free books, reports, blog posts… there's nothing to hide here. My free/public materials don't go as in-depth as my paid courses do, but you can get a good idea of what kind of things you'll learn, well before registering for the Grant Dynamo 2.0.

    Ask yourself: of those other people who are emailing you, who provides so many samples and so much value, before ever offering something for sale? There's nobody that I've seen who comes close to the value I've given out, entirely for FREE.  (I get emails from people who get grants funded based on my free advice alone!)

    "Why don't you do this for free or for very cheap?"

    I have my selfish reasons, of course - like wanting to feed my family and support my employees.

    But there's another reason: humans do not much value things that are free or inexpensive.  If I just gave this course out for free, very few people would take it seriously or get results.

    It is the act of investing in yourself that has significant power.  In fact, of everything I've learned over the past 20 years (which is a lot), the most potent can be boiled down to this: invest in yourself.  It is the only investment that truly pays off over the long haul (unlike stock markets, gold, etc... which can and do fluctuate wildly).

    This is not just lip service - I invest a large portion of my own budget in my own self development. Then I turn around and share the best of what I learn with my clients, like you.

    "Do you have statistics for past success rates?"

    The scientist in me would love nothing more than to whip out some fancy number like 232.3% increase in grants funded….

    But the reality is, getting a number like that is:

    a) A costly, difficult, long-term proposition to do it correctly; and

    b) Subject to many potential biases that would play into how it is calculated, rendering it meaningless.

    The only way we could scientifically get a true measure of efficacy is to have an unbiased, comparative third-party study of several grant writing trainings over a period of 10+ years, that includes a control group and several test groups monitored over time. If such a study were to arise, I'd be pleased to participate in it! I am confident - based on past student feedback - that I'd do very well in such a study.

    I certainly do collect success stories, and if you watched my previous three videos, I shared a few of them with you. There are many more that I didn't have time or space to share (and, frankly, my inbox is so jam-packed that it takes time to track those emails down - time that could be better spent helping you).

    "Failure" is much harder to quantify. If someone fails, why did they fail? The most common reason I've seen has nothing to do with me: it's because they sign up for a course, then don't participate or do the work!

    The bottom line is that I am not going to throw out some fake number at you about "success rates" - and if anyone else in the grant writing market is giving you such numbers, I'd treat them as highly suspect.

    What I'll throw out instead is this question:

    Is the success of a student about how well the teacher teaches, or how well the student learns and applies that learning?

    You've seen my free work by now. You know what you'd be getting with me as a teacher. So the only real question you have to ask is this: what kind of student will I be? Will I maximize this opportunity, or not?

    Because I'm going to show you what works: specifically, what has worked for me, and what has worked for my students and collaborators - in fields as diverse as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Computer Science, Chemistry, Genomics, Proteomics, Human Behavior, Psychology, Cancer, and many more.  It is up to you to apply it.

    "Will My University Pay For This?"

    The simple answer to this is: it depends.

    To determine this, you need to ask. Typically, you can't pay for training directly out of project funds, but your department or university can pay for it out of their overhead or departmental funds. Based on previous students in the Grant Dynamo 2.0, about 50% of their universities pay for part or all of the course, IF YOU CONVINCE THEM TO DO SO.

    The University has a lot to gain if you bring in additional grants, but some of them are just more aware of this than others.

    Bottom line: If you want your university to pay for the course, then tell them what's in it for them (a less stressed, more productive employee, who is more effective and efficient at getting grants). Leave the University Deposit on the Registration Form - it's 100% refundable.